TUKTOYAKTUK 2019

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Lizzard323, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Md11 flyer

    Md11 flyer Adventurer

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    Thank you for your reply. I am looking at the historical weather records to help make a go/no go decision. I really want to make this trip but mother nature has the final say. I may just head north and see how far I make it. Or, go to Ecuador and rent a bike for two weeks. If not Tuk than I can turn around and head south. I did the Ferry to from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy last year. The weather was perfect for the whole trip. Only had rain twice in two weeks but that was in late July. I will be on a GSA riding solo.

    Russell
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  2. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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    Hope it works out for you. Those GSA's are great in the snow and ice... :D
    Head north and if you have to change plans BC is a wonderful place to joy ride on a bike.
  3. knight

    knight Been here awhile

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    If you are returning during September, expect much shorter hours of day light and a good chance of encountering southern Alberta's first snow storm of the season
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  4. jeckyll

    jeckyll Kneedragger

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    I'm currently planning to leave Vancouver Aug 4th and head North. Think it'll take 7 days from here if everything goes according to plan, the weather cooperates etc. Have planned a couple of extra days in case it doesn't :)

    Will monitor this thread, see if anyone is heading up the same days.

    Time to add another sticker to the boxes ;)

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  5. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    JUNE 25, 2019 ...

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    Road conditions on the Dempster June 21~23 were good, mostly dry with dust. Hard pack to loose marbles, quite variable.
    Inuvik to Tuk was much more strenuous with more marbles, up to 3" deep in spots. Many bikes very wobbly, or dropped. Southern half is under grading, so some road temporary closures or slow downs. June in Tuk had +3ºC with winds to 40 kmh, gusting higher. Raining later in the day & next morning, very cold. Locals very friendly, sometimes in your face, mostly curious about the outside world & what we think of their home. Lost all track of time with the midnight sun routine, gabbing with neighbours, started dinner quarter after midnight, camping at the "Point". If you can't make 350+km on one fill, Bob's Welding seems to be the only fuel choice.

    Check out the RCMP office for unique T shirts & hats. Pick up a jar of AQPIK (cloudberry) jam at the tourist info office for the loved ones back home.
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  6. TreasureState

    TreasureState A murse posing as a freelance dirt rider

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    Way to represent the DR650's! I have mine staged in Anchorage for a meet up in Dawson and a Tuk bid after that next summer (2020). I would like to see more of beautiful BC on the way back to Montana if you would not mind consulting for some way points!
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  7. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Been here awhile

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    Yea for the DR 650!! :clap :photog :rayof
  8. 'Bob'

    'Bob' Been here awhile

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    We rode Dawson City to Tuk and return June 18-19-20 and were back in Dawson for the D2D event on June 21. Five degrees Celsius and sleet/rain when we were in Tuk. A great ride overall, friendly locals and nice scenery. Enjoy!
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  9. dcparks

    dcparks Been here awhile

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    Hello All - Looking for a fly and buy this September - plan to fly to Whitehorse, Dawson, or Inuvik early September, would like to pick up a bike and ride home to Victoria - ideally a newer KTM690 or Husky 701, newer EXC-F maybe - would have to be a Canadian bike. i know its a longshot but thought id put it out there.
  10. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    So it's sure seeming like the road is much better shape, even after some rain, than last year. My impression so far is that there are more sections of deep gravel which can lead to some headaches, but that the ride-stopping mud that caught a lot of riders last year seems to not be a problem this year.

    Am I mistaken or over-simplifying?
  11. Lostmike

    Lostmike Cruising

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    Hey mate thanks for the update. Nice work. How where the two up bikes going? Cheers
  12. tridawg

    tridawg Been here awhile

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    Bout 5 hrs ago. Back camping in inuvuk now. 10:15 sun's still way up and it's hot.

    Took me about 2 1/2 hrs each way. Marble rocks are still there but not too bad. For me its better to stand up and let it go with the flow. Great ride and weather's been great. Perfect time if you can make it.
  13. MapMaster

    MapMaster Human Compass

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    Your from Texas and you're calling it hot?!!? :eekers

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  14. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Sure, what do you have in mind ?
  15. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Seems to me that's strictly a function of the weather. If not mud, then it's dust & marbles.
  16. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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  17. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Seems like I forgot to post my photo there ...
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  18. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Been here awhile

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    :dllama: Post all the pictures you'd like of the DR 650. What a lovely choice of bike! :dllama:
  19. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    How about some from the Campbell Highway & Keno ?

    Signpost Hill above Keno ...
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    The signpost ...
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    Looking down on the road up ...
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    Downtown Keno, half past midnight ...
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    Other available activities ...
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  20. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Been here awhile

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    Lovely pictures! I Googled Keno City. You've given me a new target. Next Summer when wife and I go to Tuktoyaktuk, we will go to Keno also. Thanks!!
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